We face the Central District in the first elimination final at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday afternoon.
Norwood enter the match on the back of a thrilling draw against the Double Blues last weekend, while Centrals claimed an unanticipated finals birth at the expense of Glenelg.
Jarrod Cotton says that his side is well prepared heading into the match, mentioning how important a win is against arguably the inform side of the competition.
“We trained really well on at Adelaide Oval on Tuesday night, obviously when you make finals there is a lot of energy and excitement around the club,” said Cotton.
“You work really hard for the whole season and pre-season to get yourselves into finals hoping to deliver the ultimate goal of a Premiership.
“So, they’re really looking forward to it and can’t wait for Saturday to come.”
Cotton also expressed his eagerness for the clash against his former side, mentioning how important it is to start well against a quality opposition in Centrals.
“Without a doubt, whenever you play footy you want to get off to a good start,” said Cotton.
“But obviously it’s not the be all though, I think we have had some really good resilience this year at different times in games when we have really needed to get back into a game and we have done that quite well.
“In saying this though we want to start well, it might be an arm wrestle for three quarters you just don’t know. So, you just have to play the situation as it comes to you in the game and make sure your up for the challenge.”
HEAD-TO-HEAD (Overall) (Adelaide Oval) (Seven Times)
Central District: 6
Norwood FC: 1
WHERE AND WHEN: Adelaide Oval, Saturday, September 2, 12.10pm
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THE THREE POINTS:
- The ledger heading into the Elimination Final this weekend is one apiece for season 2017. Norwood defeated the Dogs earlier in Round 5 by 24-points. Centrals then defeated Norwood by 81 points in Round 16.
- Expect the midfield battle to be epic, Nick Holman and Travis Schiller lead the league for disposals while, Norwood’s Matt Panos and Mitch Grigg are behind only just.
- Norwood’s last final loss was against Centrals in the 2015 Elimination Final.
NFC Media Writer